Teak OTR Opening Across from Washington Park This Summer

Mount Adams' beloved Thai and sushi eatery is reopening in a fresh, new space

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After closing its doors in Mount Adams in 2017, the owners of Teak Thai are reopening in a fresh, new space across from Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.

Slated to open this summer, the eatery is known for its top-notch Thai cuisine — including their incredibly popular pad Thai — and their sushi offerings. Talented longtime chef John Lee from the Mount Adams location will be joining the new Teak OTR, and bringing his sushi expertise with him. 

Owner Chanaka Delanerolle and his wife are opening the space on the corner of Race and W. 12th streets and are hoping to open their doors by the end of June. 

Delanerolle said he decided on the OTR area for the location because of the neighborhood's energy, along with being able to offer something different than most restaurants in the vicinity. 

"The city is spending a lot of energy — when I say 'energy,' meaning effort and money — and everything to get this neighborhood going. And I don't see any Thai restaurants around here," Delanerolle said in an interview. 

Kaze OTR, a Japanese restaurant that was well-known for its sushi bar was bought by the Thunderdome Restaurant Group in 2019 and closed at the end of the year. 

Teak OTR will feature many of the favorite Thai dishes it was known for in Mount Adams, but with a more modern presentation, as well as a new sushi menu and cocktails with an interactive appeal. 

Delanerolle also mentions plans to offer a Thai-style dim sum brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.

Teak OTR will be located at 1200 Race St. in Over-the-Rhine. 

For more info, follow Teak OTR on Facebook.

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